History Film / Starman

9th Sep '16 11:42:27 AM ArchTeryx
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* EnergyBeings: Starman comes from a race of these with no concept of death or biological needs, who takes on a human form to appear less threatening.



* GreenAesop: Starman doesn't approve of deer hunting.

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* GreenAesop: Starman doesn't approve of deer hunting.hunting - killing is a foreign and horrible concept to an immortal [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] with no biological needs.



* HumanAliens: Starman takes on human form while on Earth, his natural form being a floating blob of light.
* HumansAreSpecial: As usual.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: As usual.

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* HumanAliens: Starman takes on human form while on Earth, his natural form being a [[EnergyBeings floating blob of light.
light]].
* HumansAreSpecial: As usual.
Or at least one particular human...
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: As The rest of us, as usual.



* KlingonsLoveShakespeare: Starman can't get enough of Dutch apple pie, to the point that [[OrgasmicallyDelicious eating it is nearly a sexual experience for him]].

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* KlingonsLoveShakespeare: Starman can't get enough of Dutch apple pie, to the point that [[OrgasmicallyDelicious eating it is nearly a sexual experience for him]]. Turns out our primitive biological needs do have their upside.



* StockholmSyndrome: Jenny starts out freaked out by Starman and thinks of herself as kidnapped, but this doesn't last long.

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* StockholmSyndrome: Jenny starts out freaked out by Starman and thinks of herself as kidnapped, but this doesn't last long.long when she realizes that Starman is a wholly benevolent [[EnergyBeings Energy Being]] that's just trying to get home.



* UncannyValley: In-universe, Starman took on a human form at least partially to not scare humans. Unfortunately, his bizarre not-quite grasp of language or human customs have a tendency to make him appear quite creepy

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* UncannyValley: In-universe, Starman took on a human form at least partially to not scare humans. Unfortunately, his bizarre not-quite grasp of language or language, human customs customs, or even biological needs have a tendency to make him appear quite creepycreepy.
23rd Aug '16 6:46:26 PM nombretomado
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The movie was followed by a WalkingTheEarth television series starring Robert Hays of ''[[{{Airplane}} Airplane!]]'' fame.

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The movie was followed by a WalkingTheEarth television series starring Robert Hays of ''[[{{Airplane}} Airplane!]]'' ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' fame.
2nd Apr '16 9:13:13 AM Temmere
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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Jeff Bridges got nominated for Best Actor, which is remarkable in two ways: it's in the SciFiGhetto, and it's the only Academy Award nomination that ''any'' of Creator/JohnCarpenter's films have earned.

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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Jeff Bridges got nominated for Best Actor, which is remarkable in two ways: it's in the SciFiGhetto, SciFiGhetto (this was the first time an actor had been nominated for playing a non-human character), and it's the only Academy Award nomination that ''any'' of Creator/JohnCarpenter's films have earned.
4th Mar '16 8:42:07 PM Mdumas43073
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Creator/JohnCarpenter's 1984 film '''''Starman''''' is a kind of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' for adults, played as a RoadTripPlot of all things. Fans will argue that it's a beautiful, beautiful love story between [[AlienAmongUs a man from the stars]] (JeffBridges) and an Earthling woman (Karen Allen) while dissenters will argue that it's a mediocre ClicheStorm.

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Creator/JohnCarpenter's 1984 film '''''Starman''''' ''Starman'' is a kind of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' for adults, played as a RoadTripPlot of all things. Fans will argue that it's a beautiful, beautiful love story between [[AlienAmongUs a man from the stars]] (JeffBridges) (Creator/JeffBridges) and an Earthling woman (Karen Allen) while dissenters will argue that it's a mediocre ClicheStorm.
10th Jan '16 11:49:15 PM Mdumas43073
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Creator/JohnCarpenter's '''''Starman''''' is a kind of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' for adults, played as a RoadTripPlot of all things. Fans will argue that it's a beautiful, beautiful love story between [[AlienAmongUs a man from the stars]] (JeffBridges) and an Earthling woman (Karen Allen) while dissenters will argue that it's a mediocre ClicheStorm.

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Creator/JohnCarpenter's 1984 film '''''Starman''''' is a kind of ''[[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]]'' for adults, played as a RoadTripPlot of all things. Fans will argue that it's a beautiful, beautiful love story between [[AlienAmongUs a man from the stars]] (JeffBridges) and an Earthling woman (Karen Allen) while dissenters will argue that it's a mediocre ClicheStorm.
18th Oct '15 8:11:01 AM AnotherGuy
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->'''Mark Shermin:''' "Have people from your world been here before?"
->'''Starman:''' "Before. Yes, we are interested in your species."
->'''Mark Shermin:''' "You mean you're some kind of anthropologist? Is that what you're doing here? Just checking us out?"
->'''Starman:''' "You are a strange species, not like any other... and you'd be surprised how many there are. Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you?"

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->'''Mark Shermin:''' "Have Have people from your world been here before?"
before?
->'''Starman:''' "Before. Before. Yes, we are interested in your species."
species.
->'''Mark Shermin:''' "You You mean you're some kind of anthropologist? Is that what you're doing here? Just checking us out?"
out?
->'''Starman:''' "You You are a strange species, not like any other... and you'd be surprised how many there are. Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you?"
you?
24th Jun '15 8:08:39 AM SignSeeker7
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* RecycledTheSeries: The aforementioned short-lived TV show.
24th Jun '15 8:08:12 AM SignSeeker7
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* OutOfTheInferno: After their car crashes into an oil truck, Starman carries a wounded Jenny out of the resulting blaze in this fashion.



%%* SomeoneToRememberHimBy

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%%* SomeoneToRememberHimBy* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler:Jenny's child will be this for both her dead husband and Starman, as he was conceived by Starman with her husband's DNA.]]
20th May '15 5:00:34 PM nombretomado
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* AcademyAward: Jeff Bridges got nominated for Best Actor, which is remarkable in two ways: it's in the SciFiGhetto, and it's the only Academy Award nomination that ''any'' of Creator/JohnCarpenter's films have earned.

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* AcademyAward: UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Jeff Bridges got nominated for Best Actor, which is remarkable in two ways: it's in the SciFiGhetto, and it's the only Academy Award nomination that ''any'' of Creator/JohnCarpenter's films have earned.
10th Jan '15 8:31:53 PM AnotherGuy
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* RuleOfSymbolism: Many, not the least of which is the shot of Starman resurrecting a deer.
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